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happy birthday letter cookies

I usually send my brother cookies for his birthday ( These Superhero cookies were his. So were these Pac-Man and arcade cookies.) This year, everything is a bit simpler. I’m just spelling it out.

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But he’s gotta work for it. Ha ha ha ha ha.

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If you feel bad for him, I should mention the time that he littered the living room with pictures of spiders from his Wildlife postcard collection. As an arachnophobic, naturally, I ran out of the house. Then he locked me out.

 

Brothers.

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To make these, prepare cookie dough, chill, roll out, cut out letters and bake according to the recipe.  Then prepare royal icing according to the recipe, divide and tint your preferred colors. Prepare disposable decorating bags with couplers and size “5″ tips, fill with the icing and close with rubber bands.  I just used one consistency of icing to keep things easy, a stiffer icing so you can see the lines. Then I just piped big dots, or swirls or messy lines. Let the cookies dry overnight before packaging.  For general tips on cookie decorating, click HERE.

You can find alphabet cookie cutters HERE or other online shops. (For tips on buying cookie cutters, click HERE.) Find the decorating bags, tips and couplers at the craft store. For food coloring, I suggest Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (Sky Blue, Orange and Electric Green used here), found online or in specialty stores. Click HERE for tips on where to buy.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted January 31, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Sometimes simple is better!!! Especially when you have a newborn. These are really cute! I know what you mean about brothers! I have one of those too. :)

  2. Posted January 31, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    very cute!

  3. Posted January 31, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Those are cute! Sometimes simple is better. I have two brothers, when I was a teen, they decided to put a garden snake under my comforter. I nearly had a heart attack as I was going to bed. Brothers…

  4. Posted February 1, 2013 at 1:10 am | Permalink

    Simple and cute! I love the biscuit gift idea :)

  5. Barbara (Lov2bake)
    Posted February 1, 2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Fast, easy and striking! Definitely my kind of cookie!

  6. Posted February 2, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Permalink

    Very cool cookies, but if he’s anything like my brother he’ll just start eating them before he works out they are supposed to spell something :)

  7. CololeenB.
    Posted February 4, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Great looking cookies and I bet they didn’t last long once your brother had them in hand.
    Brothers can be so mean at times. I grew up with 3 so I was picked on alot
    ColleenB.

  8. Posted February 11, 2013 at 5:02 am | Permalink

    That is a really great birthday gift idea!
    I will definitely try these cookies for my sister this year.
    Thanks for your inspiration!

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